Impact 's Safety Protocol

Masks will be optional (though strongly encouraged) at all Impact Public Schools starting Monday, March 14.

Masks are not required in Impact schools, on buses, or on school property, with a few exceptions. These exceptions include:

  • Health stations/Nurse’s offices/Isolation rooms
  • Individuals with symptoms
  • Individuals caring for someone with symptoms
  • Individuals returning from isolation need to mask on days 6 - 10 unless they have a negative antigen or at-home COVID test after day 5.

Masks may become required again if there are case clusters or outbreaks.

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We are also maintaining a number of our safety measures and updating our mitigation strategies per the Department of Health guidance for K-12 schools. Our community’s health is of the utmost importance!

Continuing COVID-19 prevention measures

To prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community, Impact will continue to offer on-site rapid and PCR tests at all three of our campuses. We’ll also continue to have masks and other personal protective equipment in buildings, as well as continuing to encourage good respiratory etiquette, hand hygiene, and daily cleaning and disinfecting of classrooms.

Contact tracing and communication

We will continue to maintain a COVID-19 case dashboard and report positive cases to the Health Department. We will also notify faculty and families with students who were potentially exposed at school.

Quarantine and isolation

Quarantine

Students and faculty exposed to someone with COVID-19 no longer need to quarantine, unless they have COVID-19 symptoms, regardless of their vaccination status.

Those potentially exposed to COVID-19 are encouraged to monitor for symptoms, consider a mask for 10 days after exposure, and get tested 3-5 days after exposure, regardless of vaccination status.

Isolation

Any student or faculty member who tests positive for COVID-19 must isolate at home for at least five full days, regardless of vaccination status. They can return to school or work after five days of isolation if:

  • They have no symptoms, or symptoms are improving, AND
  • They’ve had no fever in the past 24 hours without fever-reducing medication

When they return after day 5, they:

  • Should wear a mask or face shield with a drape during days 6-10, OR
  • Test negative with an antigen or at-home test after day 5. Testing after day 10 is not necessary.

If they are unable to wear a mask and do not test negative, they can return after day 10.

Physical distancing

Physical distancing is no longer required.

If cases increase

If cases increase, Impact will consider the following measures:

  • Wearing masks
  • Conducting rapid diagnostic testing
  • Practicing physical distancing when possible and practical
  • Maximizing outdoor activities
Impact at Home

Impact At Home

Impact at Home (remote learning) is available to all Impact families. If a family prefers not to participate in in-person learning, they have the option to switch to Impact at Home.

Please note that we will no longer be offering Impact at Home for the upcoming 2022/2023 school year.

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